Thursday, 29 December 2011

The 4 day old Moon

28 December 2011 Moon Powermate Mosaic - CopyEarthshinePetavius

This was the Moon last night – 4 days after New Moon.  The middle picture shows the “earthshine” where the night time part of the moon is illuminated by Sunlight reflected back from the Earth to the moon.  (This is a long exposure so the sunlit part of the moon is very over-exposed.  The third picture if of the crater Petavius.

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